Breakfast can be pure pleasure – lovely taste, texture and presentation. Some call Quinola a Breakfast Dessert so why not join us and make your first eating experience of the day a joyful and pleasurable one?
I enjoy nothing more than sitting by the Ovens River in Porepunkah on a warm summer morning with a bowl of Quinola over yogurt and fresh berries.
For other times of the day Quinola brings a nutrient rich, texture and flavour hit to salads, and in winter with stewed fruit…it brings porridge alive.
Amazing – even guys love it!
Quinola is real food everyone can enjoy. Children, men, women and even dogs like it.
We have ultra marathon runners, cyclists, hikers, tradespeople, old people, young people, those who are gluten intolerant, coeliac sufferers, people who don’t normally like to eat breakfast, just about anyone who tries Quinola loves it.
Quinola is a breakfast cereal on its own…
…or an accompaniment to other cereals and is beautiful sprinkled on salads, desserts or just eaten as a trail mix by the handful.
Serving suggestions for your next Quinola meal…
Breakfasts (aka Breakfast Dessert)
- On it’s own as a cereal with milk
- With yogurt and/or fruit
- Sprinkled over hotcakes with berries
- Over other breakfast like porridge
- By the handful on a hike
- With dark chocolate coated Australian Pumpkin Seeds
- Dark chocolate slice
- Stirred through or sprinkled over hedgehog or any slice
Salads – sprinkled over…
- Sweet potato salad with feta cheese and spinach leaves
- Green salad
- Beetroot salad
- Hot cakes
- Chocolate slices/hedgehogs
- Apple crumble topping
- Fried banana and ice-cream
- Stewed fruit
It makes our day when customers who’ve previously skipped breakfast start eating Quinola breakfast because it’s an experience they now enjoy.
There are several times a day we can pleasure ourselves with food – starting with breakfast…
Quinola is made with gluten-free ingredients, is high in protein and omega 3s and is a tasty and versatile super food breakfast made from quinoa, millet, nuts and seeds and is naturally flavoured with cinnamon, honey and a pinch of Murray River Gourmet Salt Flakes.
Quinola is made in Porepunkah in North East Victoria using sustainable packaging and local and organic ingredients whenever possible.
We attend and share our Granola at local farmers markets around North East Victoria and Southern NSW, sell online via this website and in select specialty shops and food outlets.
Share your Quinola creations on our Facebook page here: facebook.com/QuinolaGranola
There are many health benefits to eating nuts and seeds regularly – lowers risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity among other things. They’re a good source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats like omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids. They help you feel satisfied and help to regulate appetite and promote healthy cholesterol levels. They’re good sources of plant-based protein, minerals and vitamins so are great for vegetarians. Being full of fibre it helps with healthy digestive function, which keeps you ‘moving’ and helps to maintain healthy bacteria and healthy GIT (gastrointestinal tract). There is exciting research currently being done in this area, fibre and good food is extremely important for us. Poor GIT function and gut bacteria has been linked to many ailments including mental illness, cancers, heart disease, allergies and others.
Our outer packaging is 100% compostable and the food grade tubs we use are BPA free. When serving breakfast at markets we use bamboo tasters rather than plastic, sugar cane bowls and plates and sustainable wooden cutlery.
We never stop looking to improve our product and packaging or any other part of our business so we’ll always try to get the best we can for our customers and the wider community.
Why I’ve chosen the Quinola ingredients:
The information on this website is generic and should anyone require specific advice about health concerns it is recommended they seek the services of an accredited health practitioner.
Also from North East Victoria, I love their crunch plus their Vitamin E, omega 9s, folic acid, potassium, magnesium and calcium – great for bones, skin and immunity
Wow what isn’t great about Chia Seeds and now they’re grown in Australia! They have fibre, protein, omega 3s, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B1, 2 & 3, Potassium. They’re loaded with antioxidants and fibre; they’re low carbs and because they swell and become gel-like they help you feel full. If you soak them for a little while and they go gel-like their texture is soft with a little pop as you bite the seed.
Childhood memories make this an especially appealing spice for me. It boosts brain function and aids in digestion and lowering sugar levels and brings beautiful flavour to Quinola. Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to mankind. Along with honey, cinnamon is used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat heart diseases by preventing blockages in the blood vessels as well as other conditions like arthritis, bladder infections and hair loss.
Besides tasting so good coconut has been used in traditional medicine around the world. It is rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals and in traditional medicine in the Asian Pacific regions is called “The Tree of Life”. I love the smell and taste of coconut especially in Quinola.
Organic Coconut Oil
Vitamin E, K and Iron. Rich in saturated fats (Medium Chain Triglicerides – MCTs) and thought to have therapeutic effects on some brain disorders like Alzheimers. The MCTs can help obesity by increasing energy expenditure as well as reduce appetite and raise the good cholesterol (HDLs) helping lower risk of heart disease. Coconut oil also has a high smoke point so can tolerate higher temperatures than some other oils.
This honey sourced from North East Victoria is so nice with a delicate flavour that compliments the other flavours in Quinola. Honey is a natural sweetener with a long medicinal history. It is believed to have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and natural practitioners consider it one of nature’s best all-round remedies – food as medicine.
Besides tasting so very good they have Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), omega 9s, manganese, high mono-unsaturated fats – great for energy and add a whole lot of crunch and flavour to Quinola. We source these from Australia
Not just for the birds – Millet is high in insoluble fibre, it has important nutrients like copper, manganese, phosphorus and a good sources of magnesium making it a healthy heart choice as well as good for lowering type 2 diabetes risk and it contains phosphorus which helps metabolise fats. Popped millet adds to the texture, looks amazing and is sourced locally
EFAs, amino acids, phytosterols, minerals and vitamins – involved in metabolism, nutrient utilisation, mood, sleep and general digestive health. We use the only Australian grown pumpkin seeds from just up the road in Ovens, Victoria. They’re healthier than all the imported ‘pepitas’ you see in health food shops. The flavour and texture of these seeds are like no other.
A popular Super Food that’s very high in protein, a complete protein source (contains all 9 essential amino acids), is alkaline forming, is low GI, contains riboflavin, dietary fibre and small amounts of omega 3s. Quinoa adds a slightly nutty flavour and adds a pop to the texture. We love Quinoa. We sometimes have to buy imported quinoa but opt for Australian when possible.
Murray River Gourmet Salt Flakes
We use a very small amount of Murray River Gourmet Salt Flakes in Quinola, just enough to enhance the other flavours in Quinola. We chose this because it is pure and another Australian sourced product.
Good source of vitamin E, B1, B6, copper, selenium and manganese – also a great antioxidant. Once slightly toasted, sunflower seeds have a wonderful aroma, taste and crunch – sourced here in Australia
From the King Valley in Victoria walnuts are so good for you, a great source of omega 3s, omega 9s, antioxidants and fibre and lower the LDL (bad) cholesterol in the blood so is believed to help prevent heart disease. It’s been said walnuts are good for brain function and given they even look like a brain they must be good for us, and they taste great
We source all our ingredients locally and organically where possible.